Tuesday, July 24, 2018

SoNG: Carry Greenham Home

Carry Greenham Home
by Peggy Seeger
PeHP Source: WEFPJ files

Hand-in-hand the line extends 
all around the 9-mile fence.
Thirty-thousand women chant, 
"Bring the message home!"

Carry Greenham home, yes, nearer home and far away.
Carry Greenham home.

Singing voices, rising higher, 
weave a dove into the wire.
In our hearts a blazing fire.
Bring the message home.

No one asked us if we cared
if Cruise should be stationed here.
Now we've got 'em running scared. 
Bring the message home.

Here we sit, here we stand,
Here we claim the common land.
Nuclear arms shall not command.
Bring the message home.

Singing voices, sing again,
To the children, to the men.
From the channel to the glens, 
Bring the message home.

Not the nightmare, not the scream,
Just the loving human dream
Of peace, the ever-flowing stream.
Bring the message home.

Woman tiger, woman dove,
help to save the world we love.
Velvet fist in iron glove,
Bring the message home.

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